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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild.
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The facility is housed within Nairobi national park and cares for orphaned elephants and rhinos releasing them to the wild when they are ready and old enough

1  Thank Lina M
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The caregivers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust are very loving of the elephants. It is obvious they put their heart and soul into the care of the babies. A must do when in Nairobi.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visiting the Elephant Orphanage was fun and it was really satisfying to see how these baby elephants are cared for, it was therapeutic to touch them and see them being fed milk by the carers there. One can visit in the afternoon to see them...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place is run by people who really care about elephants. These are not trained elephants and there is no riding of elephants. It is just a great experience to see the younger ones fed.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

an animal orphanage especially for baby elephants who lost their parents who were killed by illegal hunters for their tusks. these orphans were very well taken care of till about 2 years old. they will be sent back to nature. Kind people are running this...More

Thank platinumSingapore
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our first day in Kenya we definitely had to visist the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Even though we apparently forgot to make an appointment in advance, they still welcomed us in for an adoption. We would recommend you making an appointment since you're not guaranteed...More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful. Wonderful interaction with the elephants. Wonderful for kids day out- even adults. Note the hours that they open up!

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – This is a “do not miss” attraction that is located within the Nairobi National Park (although you have to enter from outside the NNP). Founded by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick in the 1970’s (in memory of her husband David Sheldrick...More

2  Thank Joe_Syracuse
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I love this organization and all the good it does and I loved getting to meet the little orphans both at the public viewing and at the private foster parent viewing. I would highly recommend a visit to this amazing place, but in order to...More

Thank Dandl1986
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Worth a visit, you are up close and personal with the elephants. Fun to see the baby elephants being fed with a bottle. They are doing great work to save the elephants

Thank Lyndall L
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Shyamlee P
7 February 2018|
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Response from Frances L | Reviewed this property |
Our 3 elephants were adopted well before hand and so we wrote an email from home to book an appointment. Apparently, if you adopt an elephant during the day you will be able to see them that evening. I'm not 100% certain of... More
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Ding H
4 February 2018|
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you do not pay park fees to enter DWST. The entrance to DWST can be accessed directly from public roads
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Alaskachick907
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
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